House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)
- english, spanish
About margaret walker
We have an insatiable case of wanderlust - we traveled around the world for 6 months prior to getting married. Two teenage sons with the same love of travel. San Antonio is an absolute favorite and the riverhouse is truly our happy place.
margaret walker purchased this House in 2008
Why margaret walker chose East Side
We fell in love with this historic treasure and renovated it to preserve its roots. When we bought the house it needed a lot of love - it had gone to disarray, but after a lot of sweat and restoration magic, it is now a treasure. The original house was built pre1900. The rest of the house was added in the 30s. It used to be a ranch (cows, sheep, goats) and a pecan orchard. There have been whispers of it being a stagecoach stop, brothel and popular spot during prohibition. The ruin across the street is what's left of Berg's Mill. San Juan, the mission next door was built mid 1700s. The ambiance of our property is seductively peaceful - we are so glad the house can continue to enchant visitors!
What makes this House unique
We have a fountain and a pond - our kids love looking for frogs, or feeding the fish. The birding on and around our property is spectacular. In the wintertime, we love having fires in the fireplaces, especially the fireplace in the master bedroom. Our property is surrounded by national park land so we are very secluded.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
You may smoke outside - we have ash trays
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Slice of Heaven
This place was the most amazing place I have ever seen in San Antonio. I live here but rented this property for a shoot for out of town guests. No one could believe how earthy and beautiful not only the house but the property. There were so many nooks and peaceful places to enjoy the property. I would hands down rent this amazing place over and over. Thank you so much for sharing your home with me. I love everything about it and wish I wasnt shooting most the time to really just take it all in and truley enjoy it.
Escape the city - close to everything
We came to San Antonio for an event at the Alamodome. This gem of a property was nestled in a very private location where we could enjoy our family, cook and rest all while being a 10 minute drive from downtown! We all loved our stay and Margaret was very attentive. It felt like everything in the house was picked just for us. Great fun for our teenagers and adults!
Authentic San Antonio experience
We spent hours looking at all the art, antiques, and unique collections. There is something new and interesting around every corner. If you are looking for an authentic San Antonio experience, this house can't be beat.
Our family of 6 including 4 teenage girls stayed for 10 days and loved this house! The pictures don’t do it justice. It has so much character and charm. We used the bikes everyday to ride on the Mission Trail right in front of the property. The house is surrounded by beautiful shaded grounds with cute places to enjoy morning coffee or evening wine. We had a couple of fires and roasted marshmallows. The BBQ pit/smoker is huge! There was plenty of space for everyone to spread out. The girls loved the two super friendly “vacation dogs.” We visited all the San Antonio sites, did a tubing float, and even drove to the beach for a day with this gem of a house to return to at night. We didn’t want to leave!
We absolutely loved this property and home. The home was so comfortable and fully equipped with everything we need for our cooking and serving. I truly felt like I was on vacation in Mexico.
Dental Conference 2019
This house has so much character! We loved all the sitting areas and were very comfortable in all sleeping quarters! The grounds are so pretty, and the addition of the garden and the free range chickens is just the BEST. The large kitchen allowed for our group of eight to not only cook with ease, but keep each other company! Loved the stay!
We are located inside the loop in South San Antonio! Walk right next door to visit historic Mission San Juan (a UNESCO World Heritage site), kayak or canoe right in front of our house, ride bikes on the mission trail (the longest linear park in America),
We are: 8 miles to the Alamo and Riverwalk, Convention Center, Alamodome
11 miles to the AT&T center
23 miles to Six Flags and Sea World
11 miles to Lackland AFB
34 miles to Natural Bridge Caverns
You can hop on the new VIA bus line. VIA VIVA is a new service line from VIA Metropolitan Transit that takes you to the most-visited sites and attractions in the heart of San Antonio.
Three distinct VIVA routes connect riders with historic places, opportunities to learn and discover, classic and contemporary art, and popular dining and entertainment spots. There’s something for everyone on VIVA, including stops at the San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site, the Alamo, King William Historic District, Southtown, Downtown, Market Square, the River Walk, Pearl, and the South Broadway corridor.
The best value for VIVA is with a $2.75 Day Pass, which gives you unlimited rides all day (available on the bus).